Stanley Toyberman, MD
Fellow Develops Clinical Skills and Gains Career Goal Insight at LVHN
Career goal: To work in primary care
Being a resident at LVHN means you are part of a family that values exceptional patient care balanced with resident education and wellness.
The support that I have received during my intern year from senior residents, attendings and resident faculty has been incredible. They allow you to have autonomy and encourage you to take ownership over your patients, while also recognizing that you are here to learn and prioritize education. It has been very helpful having protected education time throughout the week for resident didactics, board review sessions and stimulations.
One of the unique parts has been working one-on-one with attendings who truly value our input and serve as mentors. This provides great learning opportunities, clinical skills development and insight into career goals.
I started my intern year on inpatient and already during my first week of residency I was part of the care team for ill patients with unique pathologies, consulting different pediatric specialists, and had the opportunity to perform various procedures. It was somewhat a surreal experience realizing that I was finally doing what I had always dreamed of. I will always remember that first month on inpatient and how appreciative my patients and their families were for even the small things.
I think it is important to think about if you would be truly happy at a program. A lot of programs can provide you with adequate clinical experiences, but it is important to take into account where you see yourself really thriving and excelling. Program size, resident culture and wellness are all important factors to consider.
Being a resident at LVHN means you are part of a family that values exceptional patient care balanced with resident education and wellness. You will feel supported by your LVHN colleagues and grow as both a physician and as an individual.